Book Review: The Last Guest

Tess Little's The Last Guest is a provocative mystery dripping with intrigue, perfect for armchair detectives. The morning after an elite Hollywood director's birthday party, he's found dead by his own party guests. When the police rule his death a murder, all eight guests are under suspicion. Each has a motive and opportunity-- who is [...]

Book Review: Golden Girl

A lyrical coming of age story told in a verse, Golden Girl is sure to pull at your heart. Reem Faruqi's middle grade novel follows Aafiyah Qamar, a Pakastani-American seventh grader who loves tennis, her family (even her sometimes annoying baby brother), and reading Weird But True Facts. Sometimes she doesn't feel like she fits in, [...]

Book Review: Radar Girls

Sara Ackerman’s Radar Girls is the Hawaii based historical fiction novel you’ve been waiting for, and it does not disappoint. With amazing character development, a nail-biting plot, and incredible details, this novel sweeps you back in time and claims your attention to the final sentence. The characters and setting are both the beating heart of [...]

Book Review: Tender is the Bite

Spencer Quinn's Chet and Bernie series has been delighting readers, myself included, for over a decade. The eleventh and latest installment in the beloved series,Tender is the Bite, continues the saga of private investigator Bernie and his beloved dog and crime-fighting partner, Chet. As political signs begin popping up in neighborhood yards, Chet and Bernie [...]

Book Review: Write My Name Across the Sky by Barbara O’Neal

As a longtime fan of Barbara O'Neal, I was ecstatic to get an advanced copy of her next novel, Write My Name Across the Sky. Like all of her novels, this one just swept me off my feet. The characters, the setting, the plot-- it all combines into a truly an un-put-down-able book that pulls [...]

Book Review: The People We Keep by Allison Larkin

The People We Keep. Wow. This is a beautiful story of love, loss, and learning that just whisks you away, fully pulling you in and making you just feel so invested that her hurts are your hurts. This is the kind of book that fills up your heart like a balloon. The kind that when [...]

Book Review: What You Can See From Here

Mariana Leky's What You Can See From Here tackles grief and the ripple effect of tragedy. This literary novel begins with an omen: Selma has dreamed of an okapi, which signals that someone in their West German village is going to die. The dream and what it brings will have a ripple effect felt in [...]

Book Review: A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions

Behind every successful man, there is a strong woman. This adage has been floating around for generations, but what if there was more to it than that? Sheena Boekweg's A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions explores just that, in an alternative historical fiction that will knock your socks off. The Society has been molding women to [...]

Book Review: Reluctantly Home

Though the main review contains no spoilers, there will be a section with a trigger warning well-marked below. Imogen Clark’s Reluctantly Home was an emotional roller coaster that pulls you in from the first moment and doesn’t let go. Pip is recovering from a traumatic incident that sends her reeling. To help with her recovery, [...]

Book Review: To Sir, With Love

Lauren Layne's latest novel To Sir, With Love is a light and whimsical read that is absolutely delightful from start to finish. Fairy tale fanatic Gracie Cooper might just be in love...except she's never met the man. She's talked to him, sure, but only through an app that prevents photos. She's also trying to revive [...]